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2008-06-24 02:30:07

NERYUNGRI, Russia, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO , one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that on June 22nd at the 60th kilometer landmark of Verhny Ulak Station of Baikal-Amur Mainline, together with Transstroy Engineering Corporation ZAO, a ceremony for the railway construction start-up was held. This spur-track will connect the Elga deposit with the Baikal-Amur mainline. Construction of the spur-track to the Elga deposit started in February 2008...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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